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Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays

Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean


For a brief period in the late Elizabethan Era an innovative company of players dominated the London stage. A fellowship of dedicated thespians, Lord Strange’s Men established their reputation by concentrating on “modern matter” performed in a spectacular style, exploring new modes of impersonation, and deliberately courting controversy. Supported by their equally controversial patron, theater connoisseur and potential claimant to the English throne Ferdinando Stanley, the company included Edward Alleyn, considered the greatest actor of the age, as well as George Bryan, Thomas Pope, Augustine ... More

Keywords: late Elizabethan Era, company of players, London stage, thespians, impersonation, Ferdinando Stanley, Edward Alleyn, George Bryan, Thomas Pope, Augustine Phillips

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300191998
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300191998.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Manley, author

Sally-Beth MacLean, author